Hang In There

HoneycombHappiness.2.0216We all have days, weeks, even months where we could use a card like this.  A little something to let us know that things will eventually get better.

As I mentioned in my last post I was heading to Chicago for my cousin Don’s funeral.  I left on Tuesday and was suppose to return late on Wednesday.  Well….I got home late in the afternoon on Friday.  Yes.  Friday.  There was weather in Chicago on Wednesday and all of the flights on my airline were cancelled that day.  Luckily I had checked very early in the day as I had a suspicion that this could happen or I might still be in Chicago!  Ha!  Anyway, everything worked out for the best.  I didn’t have anything pressing going on back here in Denver.  I was staying with Don’s sister Sally who I am very close with.  She needed me there so that extra time I was able to spend with her was good.

I think I’m going to send her this card this week.  I had seen a very simple card similar to this and knew I wanted to try it.  I wanted to do something a little different than just coloring the balloon in.  I’ve seen balloons stamped on designer paper that turned out real cute and was thinking of doing that when I came across a scrap of a Red Foil Sheet.  The little light bulb went off in my head.  Would it work?  I could only hope.

I used Basic Black Archival Ink but still had to be very careful when stamping so the stamp didn’t slip and smear.  Even though it’s archival ink I still used my heat tool a little to set the ink and help it dry.  Then I cut it out.  I had stamped the whole balloon image on my Whisper White card stock and then adhered the foil balloon right over it.  Perfect!

I may have to make a few more of these cards to have on hand.  Hopefully they’ll put a little smile on someone’s face even if they’re having a rough time.

Have a great day!  Take care and Happy Stamping!

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